ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially started June 1 and has, for the most part, remained quiet. But now, the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Season has formed.
Hurricane Beryl started to develop a couple of days ago and has continued to strengthen into a category one hurricane.
This storm is moving to the west at about 14 mph and is expected to pick up speed through Saturday. The National Hurricane Center is indicating that Beryl is located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands.
The maximum sustained winds are up to about 75 mph with some higher gust.
Hurricane Beryl is expected to weaken later on Saturday and become a tropical storm. This will then continue to weaken and start to diminish near the Lesser Antilles Islands late Sunday into Monday.
Hurricane Beryl will not impact central Louisiana.